A huge congratulations to the Year 6 enterprise club ‘Attitude’ who got through to the regional finals held today in Blaenavon. Throughout the day Joe, Poppy and Carys got the opportunity to speak to a number of judges about their work and take part in some exciting workshops. The judges were really impressed with all their hard work and believed they definitely had the right ‘attitude!’ Llongyfarchiadau pawb!
This afternoon every pupil in Year 5 worked on the same spreadsheet at the same time! Mr Stonham shared an excel file with the class, and each pupil filled in details of players from their allocated World Cup country. We gathered the data from the World Cup site. We discussed the benefits of collaboration and also the disadvantages and possible issues that could arise. Next week we will collate all the data and upload it to a database so we can analyse it effectively. As is tradition now, we finished the week with a Kahoot, and you’ve guessed it, it was a World Cup themed quiz. The children should be fully loaded with World Cup facts ready for a weekend of football on TV.
This week the Year 2 children have enjoyed undertaking various ramp investigations. The children worked well together to investigate how the height of a ramp affects he distance a toy car travels. Some groups investigated how different materials on the ramp affect the distance travelled, and discussed friction. Other pupils looked at how the weight of the toy car affects how far it will travel. Next week the children will use J2E to show their data, producing charts and tables. Gwaith bendigedig, Blwyddyn 2!
Come on down to Castle Garden today to support our Entrepenure finalists. They have a stall near MacDonalds, along with 28 other Primary Schools in Swansea and are awaiting your custom.
This morning the children were transformed into explorers. They were put into teams of four, given a magnifying glass and told to hunt for the rainforest word problems that had been placed around the classroom and in the corridor. Some of the problems were very tricky but they shows excellent team work and managed to work out the answers. Ardderchog boy and girls!!
Some of our digital leaders had a great afternoon yesterday testing out our new cluster Lego WeDo sets! It is a great activity to promote STEM across the school. The sets combine reading, understanding, numeracy, and digital skills. They will help other students get to grips with the new technology when the rest of the sets arrive in the new academic year.
As a rich task this week pupils were given the challenge to play a variety of board games, collect data on favourite board games and analyse the date once they’d drawn their bar graphs and created graphs on HWB. Pupils then drew their own snakes and ladders on the yard and played the ganes with their peers. This week they will design and create their games with a Space twist on a traditional board game. Continue reading
Good Luck to our Road Safety Team who are competing today at Llantrisant Fire Safety Headquarters, representing Swansea in an all Wales Competition.
The children were set the task of creating their own unsinkable ships that could sail in icy waters! They chose their materials and resources to build their ships and even chose names too. They created posters to persuade other to board their ships and then they sold tickets to each other (remembering they’d need to add the corresponding number of passengers to their ships before the maiden voyage!)
The children each took turns to sail their ships…there were definitely a few surprises in regards to which ships made it across! It certainly gave the children a lot to think about in relation to design, shape, size, floating/sinking etc. Here are some of the children testing out their ships…
Llongyfarchiadau to this week’s stars of the week! Continue reading